Take-private turbulence holds levfin in the balance

The leveraged loan market in Europe is relying on several high profile take-private trades to rescue volumes and fees for 2019, and give the squeezed CLO market much needed supply. But these deals are vulnerable, and can easily fall apart, as sponsors must navigate an obstacle course of trade buyers, competition authorities, and recalcitrant shareholders.

  • By Owen Sanderson
  • 16 Jul 2019

Many of the largest leveraged financings prepared in the European leveraged finance market this year are take-privates.

According to Bain & Co’s global private equity report 2019, global P2P deals last year reached their highest value since 2006-2007. But the consultancy expects more this year.

“Given that large ...

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Bookrunners of European Leveraged Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Deutsche Bank 7,517.46 42 6.58%
2 BNP Paribas 7,317.76 54 6.40%
3 Goldman Sachs 7,236.80 38 6.33%
4 Credit Agricole CIB 6,744.91 37 5.90%
5 Barclays 6,209.03 28 5.43%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 4,728.01 24 9.17%
2 JPMorgan 3,649.83 29 7.08%
3 Deutsche Bank 3,638.27 22 7.05%
4 Barclays 3,441.80 22 6.67%
5 Goldman Sachs 3,389.62 26 6.57%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 18,847.11 143 9.43%
2 JPMorgan 18,279.02 147 9.15%
3 Goldman Sachs 14,831.56 109 7.42%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 14,255.85 117 7.13%
5 Morgan Stanley 12,912.93 86 6.46%